1Open Table: Restaurants Near Me
Open Table: Restaurants Near Me specializes in restaurant reservations, and boasts highly impressive numbers – more than 700 million diners seated at over 32,000 restaurants worldwide – worthy of its position as the global market leader in its category. By downloading Open Table, you’ll get access to an immense venue database containing thousands of restaurants and reviews, photos, menus, and availability for each fine-dining haven. In case you have particular preferences in mind, you can search by cuisine, price, party size, date, time, and even distance. With Open Table, managing reservations on the go is as easy as finding good pizza in Naples, as you can cancel, change, and re-book anytime. Moreover, by booking through Open Table, you’ll get mobile-only benefits such as the ability to pay the check via the app at participating restaurants. Open Table’s services are at your disposal in the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, Ireland, Germany, Australia, and Japan.
2The Fork – Restaurants Booking
The Fork – Restaurants Booking helps you find the best restaurants in the biggest cities of some of the most-visited European countries, and makes booking in these coveted venues a breeze. The Fork’s booking powers are rooted in a restaurant database made up of approximately 40,000 venues, and it’s only natural that there’s heaps of useful information for each (such as reviews, chef suggestions, photos, and prices), ensuring that you’ll have no trouble finding the spot that serves the exact type of meals you’re craving for. Booking through The Fork is free and hassle-free, and by using the app, you’ll get special discounts up to 50% off at selected restaurants. To put the icing on the fork-shaped cake, The Fork packs a foodie guide for each major city, revealing the highlights of the local restaurant scene most worthy of your time and hard-earned cash.
3Tripadvisor Hotels Restaurants
Tripadvisor is the granddaddy of all restaurant review apps, and has a surefire spot on any remotely relevant app top list. Though we all know that the often-used proverb “different strokes for different folks” is all the more true when it comes to food, the lion’s share of the 350 million Tripadvisor reviews are trustworthy, so when the Tripadvising community deems a place good, it is, nine times out of ten, indeed good. With Tripadvisor, you can search for venues based on location, cuisine, popularity, rating, and price range, and check out dozens of customer photos and in-depth reviews to facilitate an easier decision-making process, which can often be tough even in your hometown.
4Vivino Wine Scanner
Wine holds a special place in the hearts of foodies, though becoming a knowledgeable wine connoisseur takes years of practice (and drinking). With Vivino Wine Scanner, you can skip the years of practice part and still indulge in a healthy dose of wine-drinking, as you’ll have your very own pocket sommelier right at your fingertips, helping you select the best bottles from the world’s largest wine library made up of more than 10 million wines. Just snap a picture of a wine label or a wine list, and let Vivino work its magic (better known as a unique label-recognition algorithm) and deliver wine ratings, in-depth user (drinker?) reviews, average price, region of origin, food pairings, and tastings notes. You can purchase any bottle online via the app, and save your favorite wine varieties to have a comprehensive list covering a wide range of occasions. If you feel like it, you can contribute to Vivino’s wine community – the number one in the world, home to 19 million users – by adding your own ratings and reviews, and determine your personal taste profile based on your scanned and rated wines.
5Untappd – Discover Beer
Beer on wine – not so fine, wine on beer – never fear. In light of the experiments we’ve had during our wild teenage years, we can attest to the validity of that saying, but we will still go ahead and have some beer on wine. Untappd – Discover Beer is the perfect app for discovering the local beer scene and beer-centric events anywhere in the world, as Untappd brings you the best beer connoisseur-friendly venues where delicious local specialties and craft beers are aplenty. Keep track of your favorite beers, see which beers your friends are enjoying, and get notifications when your most beloved venues add new items to their beer lineup.
6Foursquare City Guide
Foursquare City Guide comes equipped with more than 75 million short tips courtesy of local experts, ensuring that you’ll find the best restaurants even in the most remote nooks on the planet. There are multiple factors that sets Foursquare City Guide apart from similar review-based apps: the length of the reviews (they are conveniently short and matter-of-fact, and thus are easy to comprehend), the authenticity and trustworthiness of the reviews (negative rants and paid positive reviews are not allowed), and the plethora of insider tips such as off-the-menu items, WiFi passwords, and hidden speakeasy entrances, to name just a few. Foursquare City Guide further enhances your touristic experience by allowing you to make lists of must-visit places and by giving you personalized recommendations based on your tastes and ratings. If your thirst for information is nearing unquenchable levels, you can follow your favorite brands and influencers to get access to additional tips and recommendations.
7Foodie – Delicious Camera
If you belong to that very special and ever-growing group of Instagram addicts who spend more time taking pictures of their food then they spend actually eating it, Foodie – Delicious Camera and you is a match made in heaven. Foodie – Delicious Camera specializes in spicing up food photos, delighting all you foodie Instagrammers with 26 filters designed and carefully customized for enhancing mouth-watering meal shots. Foodie’s other image-boosting features include several photo editing tools, an auto-blurring effect based on camera shot angle, and a smart guide assisting you in taking the best above-the-plate shot possible.
8Zomato – Restaurant Finder
Zomato, in many ways, is the exact carbon copy of similar Android restaurant apps, but its Swiss army knife-like versatility easily sets it apart from the crowd. With Zomato, you can search for different types of venues (restaurants, cafés, pubs, and bars) by location, cuisine and name, and get recommendations for dining out, food delivery, nightlife, and takeaway in more than 10,000 cities worldwide. Good news for the busy and the lazy: if you’d rather skip sifting through hundreds of venues, you can save serious amounts of time and energy thanks to Zomato’s thematic curated lists serving the best burger joints, the most romantic date spots, and trending talk-of-the-town restaurants on a silver platter. Thanks to the bookmarks feature, you can keep track of your favorite spots and create your own theme-based collections you can share with your friends and followers. Proving its formerly mentioned versatility, Zagato allows in-app table booking in participating restaurants, and pack an interactive map on which you can explore restaurants in your vicinity or draw a circle to search for venues in a specific area.
Yelp zooms in on the micro rather than on the macro, focusing on all sorts of businesses from bike repair shops through hip tattoo parlors all the way to – drum rolls, please! – restaurants. Trotting out a staggering amount of reviews well exceeding a staggering 100 million, Yelp is as reliable of a restaurant finder as it gets. Whether you’re hungry for an 8-course fine-dining menu at a Michelin-starred restaurant or a hearty New York-style pizza at an authentically Italian Brooklyn pizzeria, Yelp will help you find the perfect spot to live out your foodie dreams. Thanks to reviews courtesy of fellow Yelpers, selecting the place truly worth visiting will be smooth sailing, and with heaps of filtering tools, you can narrow down your searches based on distance, neighborhood, rating, price, location, and hours of operation. You can make reservations via the app, which is about as surprising as finding unbelievably delicious Hungarian cold cut specialties at a butcher’s shop in a Budapest-based market hall, but the fact that you can order pickup or delivery directly from the app is a rarely-seen and much welcome feature.
10Michelin Guide Europe 2017
A Michelin-star is the Holy Grail of gastronomy that all chefs aspire to add to their resume one day, while visiting as many Michelin-starred restaurants as they can (and as their budget allows) is something that all foodies dream of. With the official Michelin Guide Europe 2017, you’ll get access to Michelin guides introducing the crème de la crème of European restaurants, covering all major cities of the continent from Athens to Warsaw. You can search for restaurants by location, by town, by address, by Michelin-rating (Michelin-starred, Bib Gourmand, Michelin Plate), by price, by cousine type, and of course by restaurant name. Each venue has opinions courtesy of seen-it-all, tasted-it-all Michelin Guide inspectors, reviews from world-traveling gourmands, work-of-art meal photos, and even directions accessible via the ViaMichelin app. Moreover, you can book online in select restaurants, and enjoy app-users-only offers such as special menus and discounts. To top it off, Michelin Guide Europe 2017 is fully functional without an internet connection, securing that you don’t have to worry about data roaming charges.